ACF in Primary Dental Care Recruitment

 

The University of Sheffield, in partnership with the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Charles Clifford Dental Hospital) and Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber (Sheffield locality) wish to offer an Academic Clinical Fellowship in Primary Dental Care.

Applications are now invited for an Academic Clinical Fellowship in Primary Dental Care (ACF) DCT3+ level in Sheffield from August 2021.

The following posts are available:

 

One post in Primary Dental Care at DCT3+ level

 

Please read through all the relevant information available on the HEEYH Primary Dental Care ACF Webpage and associated links before beginning your application (link available through Oriel).

 

Applications open at 10am on the 23rd October 2020 and the closing date is 4pm on the 20th   November 2020. You will not be able to submit your application after this time. Please ensure that you have completed all the relevant sections of the application forms as missing information will deem your application incomplete and it will not be considered.

 

Academic Clinical Fellowships (ACFs) are 3-year fixed-term national training posts. This part-time post provides the trainee with 25% academic time over the term of the post.  They will be employed by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and will have an honorary contract with the University of Sheffield. For the remainder of the week, the ACF will continue to work in their current post as a General Dental Practitioner or Community Dentist.

 

ACF trainees undergo training in the generic research skills required for a clinical academic: scientific methods, statistics, research governance, critical appraisal of research publication, grant writing etc. This training may be provided by the University of Sheffield and for which funding is provided by NIHR.  Academic Clinical Fellows will join the well-established Sheffield Integrated Clinical Academic Training programme (https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/medicine-dentistry-health/study/clinical-academic-training/support). Trainees are also eligible for a £1,000 bursary per year to support research training activity (e.g to attend academic conferences).

 

The major part of the academic placement will be the preparation of scientific research proposal for a PhD project, funding for which will be sought from an external body, such as the NIHR, MRC or the Wellcome Trust. Generally, the preparation of the proposal is based on preliminary experimental data gathered while on the research placement. ACF trainees are expected to complete and submit an external funding application for a research fellowship by the end of their post, to enable them to proceed to a higher degree (PhD).

 

Including

  • The Job Description
  • The Person Specification
  • The Timeline
  • Interview Structure and location

The qualifications and professional registration requirements plus other eligibility criteria can be found in the person specification. The person specification for this specialty is available from the Job Description or the Specialty Training website.

Please upload all required evidence of competences to your online application form when completing the application form online. For those experiencing difficulties when uploading evidence, please ensure you email the evidence to the following email address by the application deadline: academicrec.yh@hee.nhs.uk  with “your name” and “competencies” in the title of the email.

Eligibility requirements pertaining to UK Visas and Immigration are available on the Specialty Training Website in the 2021 Applicant Handbook.

With effect from 6 October 2019, all medical practitioners are on the Shortage Occupation List. This means that with the exception of all applicants to Public Health, all specialty recruitment applicants will be exempt from the RLMT; there will be no restriction on their appointment.

The Postgraduate Dean confirms that this placement and / or programme has the required educational and Dean’s approval.

Applications are equally open to those who may, either from the outset or subsequently, wish to train less than full time or job share.

Please note that there is a strict application policy that applications cannot be accepted after the deadline.

Pay scales          

All trainees should be paid monthly at the rates set out in the national terms and conditions of service for hospital medical and dental staff and doctors in public health medicine and the community health service (England and Wales), “the TCS”, as amended from time to time. The pay scales are reviewed annually. Part-time posts will be paid pro-rata.

Current rates of pay for junior doctors may be viewed on the NHS Employers website

Enquiries

Further information regarding HEEYH ACF vacancies is available from the HEEYH Recruitment webpages

For any queries that cannot be answered by the methods above please contact; academicrec.yh@hee.nhs.uk  with “your name” and the “Question area” in the title of the email.

For further national information please visit the Specialty Training Website

 

Recruitment Timeline

The recruitment process for this Academic Clinical Fellow post will follow the timeline below:*

Activity

 

Applications Open 10:00 on 26th October 2020
Application Deadline 16:00 on 23rd November 2020
Interviews

TBC

Initial Offers Released           TBC
Holding Deadline TBC

*Please note that all dates are indicative and subject to change.

Applications

Applications will only be accepted through the Oriel online application system.

For guidance on creating an account, registering and submitting your application using the system please refer to the Oriel Applicant User Guide which can be downloaded from the Oriel Resource Bank.

Application Deadline

The deadline for submitting applications is 16:00 on 23 November 2020 . After this time no applications will be accepted. There will be no exceptions to this deadline. You are advised to complete and submit your application ahead of the deadline to allow for any unforeseen problems.

Eligibility & Longlisting

Applicants for this post will be required to meet the relevant Clinical eligibility criteria for the appropriate specialty and level listed at:-

AND the Academic eligibility criteria listed at:

It is an applicant’s responsibility to demonstrate that they meet the eligibility criteria. All applications will be assessed against the eligibility criteria during longlisting. Any applications which do not meet the eligibility criteria will be longlisted out of the process and will not progress to the next stage.

For more information about eligibility please refer to the Applicant Handbookand the NIHR website.

Please note: By allowing applicants to progress to the interview stage, Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber DOES NOT accept or confirm that applicants meet all eligibility requirements. This includes immigration status, evidence of achievement of core competencies or equivalent, and requisite length of time in training as per the national person specification. This list is not exhaustive, and is applicable to all eligibility criteria.

Applicants may still be withdrawn from the application process at any stage, including after the interviews have taken place, if the evidence pertaining to an eligibility criterion is found to be unsatisfactory by Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber.

Shortlisting

Shortlisting will take place following the completion of longlisting. Where possible we aim to give applicants at least one week's notice to attend an interview. However, unforseen delays in shortlisting mean this is not always possible.

Interviews

Interview Dates and Venue

The interviews for this post will take place on a date to be confirmed Online via Microsoft Teams.

 

Documents Required at Interview

You will be required to send a copy of your passport prior to your interview.

These documents will be checked against a checklist and the photocopies will be retained on your recruitment file. If you are appointed to a training post, these documents will be transferred to your trainee file.

 

Interview Format

The interviews will consist of a single panel interview with both academic and clinical components. The interview panel will be made up of academic and clinical panel members.

Offers

All recruitment offices will be using Oriel to make offers to Academic Clinical Fellow training posts. Oriel can be accessed at https://www.oriel.nhs.uk/ 

Please refer to the Oriel Applicant User Guide which can be downloaded from the Oriel Resource Bank for further information about receiving and responding to offers.

Receiving and Responding to Offers

If you are offered a post you will have 48 hours from the time of your offer, including weekends and bank holidays, to decide whether to accept, reject or hold it. You must respond to the offer through the UK Offers System. No other form of response will be accepted.

IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND TO YOUR OFFER WITHIN 48 HOURS, THE OFFER WILL EXPIRE AND THE POST WILL BE OFFERED TO ANOTHER APPLICANT. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY FURTHER OFFERS.

Any offer made through this recruitment process is an offer of an allocation to a training programme; it is not an offer of employment. Offers of employment can only be by an employing organisation following completion of satisfactory pre-employment checks.

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